NINE IN EVERY 10 UK companies in the FTSE350 now have activities in place to lower their carbon output, compared with less than half in 2010.
The percentage of businesses with absolute emissions reduction targets has also increased from 31% to 38%, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s latest figures.
CDP also found that almost three quarters offer incentives for improving climate performance; up from 52% five years ago.
Worldwide, nearly 2,000 companies submitted information to be independently assessed against CDP’s scoring methodology this year. However, only 113 made the “A grade” – those with the best performance on carbon mitigation and disclosure. The list includes Sainsbury’s, Nestle and Unilever.